Wednesday, December 24

I ran across this letter from God and wanted to share it with you today. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!!!!

A letter from God to His children:

Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth just, GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Now, having said that let Me go on.

If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of SantaŹ¼s and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was me who made all trees. You can and may remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgot that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it.

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile it could make the difference. Also, you might consider supporting the local Hot-Line: they talk with people like that every day.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary, especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name. You may already know someone like that.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them (and I suspect you don't) buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Marines, the Salvation Army or some other charity that believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

10. Finally if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

P.S. Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember, I LOVE YOU.


PJ said...

Good letter. And great advice!!
You commented on my blog that it was TOO BAD you would have temps in the 60's and 70's!!! Actually right now it's only in the 20's here. But a couple of days ago it was in the MINUSES!!! That was COLD. I actually enjoy the snow for about a week and if it's 20 okay. But for the other 51 weeks of the year, I'll take 70's ANY DAY!!!!

The first CHristmas we were married, we lived in the bay area. It was a balmy 70 that day too!!

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I like this! Merry Christmas, Linda.

Marsha said...

My sentiments exactly! Merry Christmas Linda!

smilimano said...

With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you for posting the beautiful letter.

Have a wonderful holiday with your family. Merry Christmas, Linda!

Christmas hugs,


Renee said...

Wonderful post! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Merry Christmas!

storyteller said...

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely letter ... containing advice we'd all be wise to take to heart now and in the year ahead. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Hugs and blessings,

Sanni said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Linda!

It's All Good! said...

I love that! God can take care of Himself!
Thanks for sharing that.
Merry CHRISTmas.

allie said...

Hi Linda.
I saw your blog on Gill's blog list and since we are of an age, I thought I'd swing by and say HUllo.

Love the "God-letter" you posted.

I will pop in to visit you now I now you are there.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

How have you been? I feel like I have not been talking to anyone lately. we are still here in Illinois...hopefully going home this coming week...

Susan said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Linda! Thanks for sharing.

:-) Susan

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Beautiful! God Bless!